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Peter Saunders

I am CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organisation with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members.


Turning a blind eye
24 Jan 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, perjury, UK
Illegal abortion and perjury are frequent in Britain but the law does nothing.


Putting doctors above the law
11 Nov 2013 | CAREFUL! |
tags: assisted suicide, Lord Falconer, UK
Lawful euthanasia would follow the model of lawful abortion: no doctors are ever prosecuted.


Profound wonder is the way to welcome babies with fatal conditions
29 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion, anencephaly, BBC
Twenty reasons to think twice about aborting a baby with anencephaly


Wheelchair advice
20 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Stephen Hawking, UK
Stephen Hawking's genius and brave struggle with motor neurone disease do not mean he is right on assisted suicide.


Why the UK should reject three-parent embryos
1 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: mitochondrial disease, stem cells, three-parent embryos, UK
British stem cell scientists have scored a big win by securing government approval for a scheme to avoid rare diseases. This will do far more harm than good.


An Esther moment
14 Jun 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, Elizabeth II, same-sex marriage
In the 60th year of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II will soon be asked to give royal assent to same-sex marriage. Is this a violation of her coronation oath?


Define disingenuous, please
22 Oct 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: rhetoric, same-sex marriage, UK
Does being a Christian disqualify a public figure from participating in debates about government policy?


Don’t be fooled, it’s mainly about money
3 Jul 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: Commission on Assisted Dying, UK
Today, according to the Sunday Times, Lord Falconer (pictured) will publish his new bill on assisted suicide. In line with the recommendations of his sham ‘Commission on Assisted Dying’ he will push for doctors being given the power to help mentally competent adults with less than one year to live to kill themselves.


The Guardian’s distortions of Christian views
16 Mar 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Anglican Church, UK
Peter Saunders refutes The Guardian's inaccurate, distorted and false editorial endorsing same-sex marriage from a Christian standpoint.


UK locked-in patient may set dangerous euthanasia precedent
13 Mar 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: locked-in syndrome, UK
Legal action brought by a locked-in syndrome sufferer, who wants a doctor to be able to end his ‘intolerable’ life lawfully, can go ahead following a judge's ruling today. The Ministry of Justice had previously argued that the case should be struck out on the grounds that it is a matter for Parliament, rather than the courts, to decide. But the judge's ruling today means that Mr Nicklinson's case will go to a full hearing, where medical evidence can be heard.


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